CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ: CCN) is one of 32 public companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare CardConnect Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CardConnect Corp -1.00% N/A -3.75%
CardConnect Corp Competitors 10.50% 14.58% 5.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CardConnect Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Corp Competitors 123 725 1064 12 2.50

CardConnect Corp presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.31%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.95%. Given CardConnect Corp’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CardConnect Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect Corp N/A N/A -15.05
CardConnect Corp Competitors $2.36 billion $197.44 million 249.88

CardConnect Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect Corp. CardConnect Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

CardConnect Corp peers beat CardConnect Corp on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About CardConnect Corp

CardConnect Corp., formerly FinTech Acquisition Corp., is a holding company. The Company holds interests in CardConnect, LLC. The Company is a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Merchant Acquiring Services and Other. The Company’s platform allows it to provide payment solutions, customer support and tools for its distribution partners and merchants. Its solutions and services enable distribution partners to manage their business and for merchants to securely accept electronic payments. Its Merchant Acquiring services business involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants by facilitating the exchange of information and funds between them and cardholders’ financial institutions. It undertakes or facilitates through third parties, merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization, settlement, merchant funding, merchant assistance and support, and risk management.

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